Saturday, November 17, 2007

Instant Noodles -- Faster

"VALENCIA, Spain (AP) - The Earth is hurtling toward a warmer climate at a quickening pace, a Nobel-winning U.N. scientific panel said in a landmark report released Saturday, warning of inevitable human suffering and the threat of extinction for some species." -- Arthur Max.

Is this sober science?

"The Earth is hurtling toward a warmer climate". The verb to hurtle means "to rush violently; move with great speed". Does anyone really believe that climate change is happening at a rushing, great speed? Isn't it more like a slow-moving turtle, less than 1 degree C. in a century, with projections of maybe a couple more in the next?

But, apparently, even violent rushing is not enough. The hurtling's happening at a quickening pace. By the time I finish this report, the ice should be all gone from the Arctic and those living in warmer climates will have burned up due to the temperature inferno unleashed upon us. I can feel the flames licking at my feet.

It reminds me of a sign I saw in Singapore recently, "Instant Noodles - Faster". Because for Singaporeans, instant just isn't fast enough.

The second part of the sentence is a warning about inevitable human suffering. Everyone's against human suffering. Problem is, there are millions of human beings who are suffering today -- and the global warming alarmists seem to have little to say about it.

Let's try to remain cool in the few remaining days we have left.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"